Posts Tagged 'estate litigation'

Knowing Your Rights as a Beneficiary in a Will or an Estate

Have you been named as a beneficiary in someone’s will? Or were you expecting to be named in the will but found out that you were intentionally (or accidentally) left out? Either way, do you know what your rights and entitlements are? They might actually be different to what the will sets out – if you’re even able to get a copy.

When information is withheld from you, you’re more likely to be mistrustful, especially if you’ve ...

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Common Questions about Will Disputes and Estate Litigation: Part 2

It’s never easy to think about a loved one passing away. But when they do, and their estate matters need dealing with, it can be even more difficult. Children and other loved ones sometimes end up embroiled in a lawsuit, with respective agendas over the terms of the will. Unfortunately, contentions over money and inheritance can be fierce and difficult to navigate, thereby necessitating the need for expert legal representation.

The legal process can be confusing for ...

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Contesting a Will in Queensland – Here’s What You Need to Do

Contesting a will (or challenging the administration of an estate if there was no will) can be a delicate and complex matter to resolve. The courts are quite wary and careful about interfering with the wishes of a deceased person. However, there are situations when contesting a last will is absolutely necessary, especially when a beneficiary feels they’ve been treated unfairly. This is commonly called a Family Provision Application (FPA).

Whenever someone wants to contest a will, ...

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